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Celebrating Musical Excellence, Past, Present, and Future

January 8-11, 2020
Tampa Convention Center

The FMEA Professional Development Conference is one of the largest music education professional development events in the United States. In addition to approximately 250 clinic sessions and concerts, it is host to 22 All-State Ensembles featuring Florida's top Band, Orchestra, Chorus, Guitar, and Elementary Orff students conducted by world-class conductors and teachers. It is attended by more than 10,000 people, including secondary music directors, elementary music teachers, music supervisors, college students, college music teachers, school administrators, K-12 students performing in the All-State ensembles, students and professional musicians performing with invited performing ensembles, exhibitors, and parents of performing students.

Call for Session Proposals and Performance Applications

Members of FMEA and nationwide members of NAfME are invited to submit up to three (3) proposals to present clinic sessions or apply to perform a concert or mini-concert. Deadline: April 30

Online submission for Session Proposals and Performance Applications

Important Dates

(Subject to Change)

April 30: Deadline for Session Proposals and Performance Applications
August 1: Deadline for Product Showcase Applications
September 21: Hotels begin taking reservations at 9:00 a.m.
September 21: Pre-Registration Opens 
November 9: Hotel Room Cancellation Deadline 5:00p.m.
November 12: Hotels will charge your credit card for the first night of each room held.
December 6: Pre-Registration Closes at midnight.  Payment must be postmarked on or before December 5 if you are paying by check.  Pre-registration is by credit card only after Dec. 5.
December 7: You can enter students and chaperones on-line to make on-site registration easier, but you will need to stand in the ON-SITE registration line to print your badges and pay when you arrive at the conference.

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The FMEA Professional Development Conference and All-State Ensembles are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.